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Old 05-03-2014, 08:17 AM   #1
Sefid par
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Solution for touch pad of Toshiba Satellite pro T130


Toshiba satellite pro T130 while being a fine laptop, has a problem in it's touch pad, that sometimes after a while working, it become confused and sometimes doesn't work. It can work again after a restart.

One day my friend Ali Komijani, while working on windows could resolve it by disabling and enabling again it's driver, and did not need restart.

Now on Linux, I have done this again, when stopped work,
First
Code:
# lsmod|grep mouse
psmouse                81058  0
and then removed the module:
Code:
# rmmod psmouse
Then installed again:
Code:
#locate psmouse
/lib/modules/3.10.17/kernel/drivers/input/mouse/psmouse.ko
#insmod /lib/modules/3.10.17/kernel/drivers/input/mouse/psmouse.ko
And worked again.

But I'd like to find a way to solve this problem completely,
One solution is to put this command in cron, In order to remove and install every 30 minutes.

Do you have any solution to solve it by only make changes in kernel driver without need in set cronjob?

Last edited by Sefid par; 05-03-2014 at 08:21 AM.
 
Old 06-30-2014, 08:29 AM   #2
Philip Lacroix
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sefid par
Toshiba satellite pro T130 while being a fine laptop, has a problem in it's touch pad, that sometimes after a while working, it become confused and sometimes doesn't work. It can work again after a restart.

One day my friend Ali Komijani, while working on windows could resolve it by disabling and enabling again it's driver, and did not need restart.
I don't know if you could solve this. I'm posting here, because it sounds very similar to the issue I had when I used a PS/2 mouse and keyboard connected to a USB port through a Y-adapter. After a random amount of time, the mouse pointer went crazy and started "clicking" and messing everything up by just moving the mouse around. I could stop this by unplugging the adapter and plugging it in again, which of course was only a temporary solution. This happened on different Slackware machines. Then I noticed that the "gpm" daemon was enabled and running, I tried with stopping and disabling it and the problem was solved:

Code:
# /etc/rc.d/rc.gpm stop
# chmod -x /etc/rc.d/rc.gpm
Maybe this will be useful on your laptop as well.

Best wishes,
Philip

Last edited by Philip Lacroix; 06-30-2014 at 08:31 AM.
 
  


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